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Two Men Cuffed In Strangulation Death Of Bronx Body-Shop Owner Connected To Crooked NYPD Cop

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Robert Bishun, 36

Two men were arrested on Thursday for allegedly robbing a Bronx body-shop owner before leaving him to die in the backseat of his own car, prosecutors said.

Robert Pizzaro and Juan Rivera were nabbed for rushing into the Proline Auto Specialists in Morris Park on September 20, 2016 and sticking up 36-year-old owner Robert Bishun at gunpoint.

After stripping him of cash, the two men allegedly tied up Bishun with rope and threw him into the back of a BMW. Bishun suffocated to death as Pizzaro and Rivera sped away from the shop.

“These men not only allegedly kidnapped a man from his business, robbing him of hard earned money — but they ultimately took his life,” New York State Police Superintendent George Beach II said in a statement, slamming the alleged crimes as “heinous.”

The arrests came after a months-long investigation carried out by the NYPD, the NYSP and the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Both Pizzaro, 37, and Rivera, 39, were slammed with a slew of charges, including kidnapping, robbery and use of firearms.

The Proline Auto Specialists body shop is connected to a violent drug crew affiliated with disgraced NYPD cop Merlin Alston.

Bishun was killed a few weeks before he was supposed to testify against Alston, and a federal judge suspected that the former cop had ordered the timely killing. The judge subsequently revoked Alston’s bail, adding that Bishun’s slaying smacked of “movie violence.”

Alston was found guilty in November of using his police authority to protect his high school buddy turned drug dealer. The crooked cop apparently also helped his buddy traffic at least 5 kilos of cocaine into Bronx.

 

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Peter Treadway, PhD

is an independent consultant and money manager and Adjunct Professor in Asia. He is currently is principal of Historical Analytics, LLC. Historical Analytics is a consulting/investment management firm dedicated to global portfolio management. Its investment approach is based on Dr. Treadway’s combined top-down and bottom-up Wall Street experience as economist, strategist and securities analyst. A monthly letter entitled The Dismal Optimist is produced for clients. Dr. Treadway also serves in a part time capacity as Chief Economist, C T RISKS, a new Hong Kong company that will assist Asian financial institutions with their risk management problems. On the educational front, Dr. Treadway has developed a special Masters level course focusing on securities analysis and discounted cash flow and incorporating elements of standard equilibrium pricing models, behavioral finance and historical trends. This course has been given as Adjunct Professor at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) and the City University of Hong Kong. From 1965-2000 Dr. Treadway had a distinguished career on Wall Street and with major American financial institutions. For example, from 1978-1981 he served as Chief Economist at Fannie Mae. From 1985-1998 he served as institutional equity analyst and Managing Director at Smith Barney following savings and loans and government sponsored entities(GSEs). He was ranked as “all star” analyst eleven times by Institutional Investor Magazine. Dr. Treadway holds a PhD in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MBA from New York University and a BA in English from Fordham University in Bronx, New York.